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Clooney Restaurant

33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9 3581702
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Ranked #6 of 1,203 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $90
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In October 2006 owner Tony Stewart in collaboration with Fearon Hay Architects transformed a derelict warehouse space into a spectacular dining room, creating a completely unique dining experience. The beautiful restaurant once only a concrete frame and block work warehouse, has been reinterpreted to showcase how a marriage of materials comes together to create one harmonious restaurant and bar space. The curvaceous forms, luxurious fabrics and fine textures complete the design and create a space that is sophisticated, sleek and elegant. Design elements complement each other without the need to conceal. The space and materials communicate this to each other and complete the design without overpowering one or the other. All design elements come together evoking a feeling of belongingness while providing intimacy within a magnificent interior.The food, like the design is classic yet undeniably modern.Chef Harris’ cuisine melds the tradition of classical with a contempory approach to ingredients and technique, showing clever techniques and use of ingredients used to stimulate the palate and the memory rather than confuse the mind.The flavours are clean, precise and modern, his dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.Numerous awards over the past six years have sung the praises of Clooney and their consistency to outstanding cuisine, service and dining experience.Clooney restaurant is located in Freemans Bay Auckland, New Zealand, is owned by Tony Stewart and was designed by Fearon Hay Architects. A relaxed but dynamic dining experience that’s deeply rooted within Auckland’s progressive dining scene.
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I both had the 7 course degustation menu and I had the wine match. Absolutely fantastic food and the wine match with every course took it to another level. Great service with knowledgeable staff - would recommend to anyone looking for special and memorable dining experience in Auckland.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Clooney is simply impeccable. Creative menu, excellent wine list, flawless service, pleasant ambiance and atmosphere. Tried the five course chef's menu and simply loved everything. One of the best dinners I have experienced this side of the Rive Gauche. And they carry Ruinart Rosé...absolutely marvelous experience.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The five course degustation with a complimentary opening taster was amazing. Right up with The French Cafe and anything I have had overseas. The sommelier and waitress were both knowledgeable and helpful. Went with the brother and sister in law who own and run a luxury lodge and have keen interests in wine and food and they were also highly... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

7 course degustation menu with wine matching. Absolutely fabulous menu and knowledgeable, friendly staff. Highly recommend

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Having dined in a number of Michelin star restaurants, I rate Clooney certainly up there. We had the five course degustation menu, each course totally different with food beautifully presented and balanced with fantastic wines. The service was impeccable and all of us had a fantastic night with lots of laughter. It is a very stylish restaurant with an air... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had the 5 course degustation menu at $110 person. Food was amazing (the deconstructed coconut cheesecake is the best dessert I have ever had), the stylish ambiance was gorgeous - love the leather boothes. Great service - very efficient and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I took a very close friend to Clooney last evening and we had the seven-course degustation menu. The food was superb and the service excellent. Definitely a dinner to remember for a long time. Don B.

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Auckland
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Clooneys deserves its reputation as one of the best premium restaurants in Auckland. The food -which is superb - is sophisticated nouveau cuisine rather than 'hearty' bistro type fare. It also has a unique ambiance with their cutained booths in a converted warehouse. The service was very professional. 3 courses, cocktails and wine for a couple was ~NZ$150 per person.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Last night 5 of us enjoyed the A la carte menu and were all tempted with 3 courses each. The two entrees we chose, venison and kingfish were both beautiful. The desserts were some of the best we have tasted, particularly the licorice tropical fruit - a sensational blend of flavours. Very comfortable and stylish surroundings, complemented by extremely attentive... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Did the 5 course degus. menu and wine match-great matches King fish and bread n butter good start Each dish wowed and a special word about the staff and service- Amazing service , did not have to once ask for anything- every thing came to perfect timing.. Well Done

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